Jamal Adams was drafted in 2017 with the 6th overall pick for the Jets and has made the Pro-Bowl twice in his three seasons that he has been in the league. Jamal is one of the best safeties in the league, if not the best. Since the NFL trade deadline, however, I don’t think Jamal has been the same player.
The 2019 NFL trade deadline was on October 29th at 4 PM. It was reported that the Jets were shopping Jamal Adams. Joe Douglas is the GM of the Jets who answered phone calls from teams that wanted Jamal at the trade deadline. In a press conference, Joe Douglas said, “I was taught when a team calls you, you should always listen to what they have to say.”
Since then, Jamal has not been the same. Recently, Jamal has been complaining about his contract dispute by commenting on Twitter and Instagram. On June 18th, reports came out that Jamal requested a trade from the Jets. Here are my thoughts about the whole situation.
Right now, Jamal Adams is under contract for two more seasons. He is set to make $3.5 million in 2020 and $9.9 million in 2021 on his fifth-year option. I would want Joe Douglas to wait to sign Adams to a new contract until after the season starts because they can sign more free agents now.
On the other hand, a report came out on June 18th saying Jamal had a list of teams that he would prefer to get traded to. Those teams are the Ravens, Cowboys, Texans, Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers, or the Seahawks if the Jets decide to go in that direction.
I believe the Cowboys have the most interest in Jamal because he grew up near the Dallas area, and has been retweeting news about the Cowboys. The Jets could get decent picks for Jamal, and either a wide receiver or an offensive lineman.
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